Digital Rapids Unveils Version 2.0 of Flexible CarbonHD Digital Disk Recorder

Digital Rapids has announced a significant new software version for the flexible CarbonHD Digital Disk Recorder (DDR). Version 2.0 of the CarbonHD software features a new user interface design and provides access to the complete range of capabilities offered by CarbonHD's powerful hardware, including JPEG2000 compression and integrated HD/SD format conversion.

CarbonHD raises the bar for flexibility in DDRs by supporting both compressed and uncompressed video recording and playback, plus extensive HD and SD input format support, all in a single cost-effective unit. In addition to 10-bit and 8-bit uncompressed video, CarbonHD includes hardware-based JPEG2000 compression in both lossless and lossy modes at user-selectable data rates, decreasing the cost of HD video storage while matching or surpassing the quality of tape-based compression formats. Integrated input format conversion lets users work with HD or SD high definition or standard definition video in its native format, or convert it in real time from HD to SD, SD to HD, or between HD formats and frame rates.

The new-look user interface streamlines operation of CarbonHD's integrated software for managing ingest, trimming, and playout of clips. New software features include the ability to combine still graphics such as slates and color bars with captured clips in playlists. Deck control and VTR emulation enable CarbonHD to easily integrate anywhere in a facility, from dub rooms to creative suites.

Source: Digital Rapids